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ah, fantastico. so are mine.

whereabouts? if you dont mind divulging. :)

Trinidad...or rather Trinidad & Tobago.

And yours?

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It's the land of opportunity.  That's why I am here.

where were you before?

Here. :D My parents are immigrants.

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What the...???

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How do i kill my refrigerator?!?
« on: April 29, 2007, 09:51:13 PM »
It is the noisiest thing ever! It hurts my head and makes me want to pound my face against my bedroom wall! How do I make it shutup!!!???   >:(



LOL!   :D

Unplug it!!!

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It's the land of opportunity.  That's why I am here.

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ANd the major thign that is lacking amongst BLACKS no matter their background is the lack of placing a priority on Education from an early onset. ... But like someone said once you become absorbed into the African american/ american culture of Capitalism and greed.


Though Chibundu may be over exaggerating the difference, I somewhat agree with him on his perceived difference in the stressing of education as the primary focus.

You and I agree, MCB, but it is hard to find any justification for the statement excerpted above.

It is not true that African Americans, no matter what their background, don't value education. It is not true that African Americans are any more greedy and capitalist than, for example [and for heavens' sake!], Nigerians.

These false statements are his central claim.  The rest of the paragraph is fluff and puffery.

Yet you claim that Chibundu post answer's the questions in my post. *smh*

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Or maybe there are class issues at play rather than African American vs other Blacks?  ::)  I don't see too many people around here focusing on sports, drugs, pimps and rap.  In fact, we're going to law school  ::)

There is a significant class issue, which has been addressed in recent articles etc. In a discussion I had with someone, the person mentioned that desegregation could be viewed as more negative for blacks in certain ways. He stated that the people in the black communities, educated and not educated lived together during segregation. So young people still had role models close by them. But after desegregation, many of the upper class and/or educated blacks moved out of the community. So that class divide began...physically, socially and economically.

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But why do some people choose to take offense to the article? Why must it be viewed as house negro vs. field negro? Why can't people draw from each other's experiences? I wonder if Asians are also upset by this article. White Americans? Latinos?

You are starting to annoy me.

Read Chibundu's post for the answer to your latest question.

That's your problem. I agree with Chibundu's post in part but not completely. Further, it does not fully answer my questions.

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Wow, this is great! 

Once again we, Black Minorities, are pitted against one another and our minds are turned away from the real issue.  Instead of recognizing the article for what it is, we are drawn deeply into its divisiveness.  BLACK PEOPLE UNITE!!!  How much longer will we be MARIONETTES? When will we peel away the seemingly obvious to seek the TRUTH. 

I'm sick of it!!!  We keep falling for the same old okey-doke.  The article is just another type of House Negro vs Field Negro.  And if you truly think anything good is intended by it, you are seriously naive. 

But why do some people choose to take offense to the article? Why must it be viewed as house negro vs. field negro? Why can't people draw from each other's experiences? I wonder if Asians are also upset by this article. White Americans? Latinos?

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I like "student of color" or "people of color."  But then when you really think about it, everyone has a color. :D

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